Edward Laeton "Cotton" Fields
Edward Laeton "Cotton" Fields, 60, of Woodlawn died 
3:35 a.m. Sept. 12, 2005, at VA Medical Center in Marion. 
He worked for General Radiator and later became a truck 
driver for Ryterski Trucking Co. in Du Bois. 

Mr. Fields was born Feb. 22, 1945, in Jefferson County to 
Frank James and Mildred (Mulvaney) Fields. 

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at East Salem 
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Richard McCormick will officiate. 
Those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to the cemetery 
on Friday afternoon. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Fields is survived by his mother, Mildred Fields of Woodlawn; 
a special friend, Jewel Deas of Woodlawn; a son, Laeton E. Fields 
and Tamela of Kingsport, Tenn.; a daughter, Kelly Larkins of Centralia; 
four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Linda Kirk 
of Woodlawn; a brother, Brian Fields and wife Lynn of Ashley; and an 
uncle, Charles Mulvaney of Michigan City, Ind. 

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, James Elmont Fields; 
four sisters, Zelah Robinson, Glenda Garrison, Murvell J. Jones and 
Linville Sue Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Fields was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a Baptist 
by faith. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted 
to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for 
further information. 

Date: 19 Sep 2005
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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